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A Spinster’s Tour in France, the States of Genoa, etc., during the Year 1827

A Spinster’s Tour in France, the States of Genoa, etc., during the Year 1827


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108019156

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  • The romantic novelist Elizabeth Strutt (1783–c.1863) was ideally suited to the task she set herself when, in 1827, she wrote A Spinster's Tour in France (1828). Although she herself was married, her experiences convinced her of the urgent need for a guidebook designed for the unaccompanied 'lady traveller'. Taking readers through every stage of a long and eventful journey from Southampton to Recco (near Genoa), Strutt combines poetic descriptions of picturesque landscapes with practical advice on lodgings, transport and social interaction. Of particular concern, claims Strutt, is the vulnerability of unchaperoned young women at the hands of 'zealous Roman Catholics' who might seek to convert a 'timid child' to their faith. Strutt's book provides an unusual perspective both on European customs and society, and on the mindset of the British travellers who witnessed them. For more information on this author, see

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108019156
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Departure from England
    2. Havre
    3. Rouen
    4. Bernay
    5. Le Mans
    6. La Flèche
    7. Angers
    8. Les Ponts de Cé
    9. Paris
    10. Lyons
    11. Turin
    12. Genoa
    13. Voltri
    14. San Quirico
    15. Savona
    16. San Bernardo
    17. Recco

  • Author

    Elizabeth Strutt

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